General Information about Plenty’s Volunteer Placement
Where do volunteers serve?
Plenty has longstanding relationships with grassroots and indigenous groups in Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua in Central America; Mexico; Dominica in the Caribbean; and Liberia in western Africa. In the U.S, Plenty assists several Gulf coast communities, at Pine Ridge reservation, and in middle Tennessee. A group’s purpose and activities, and their interest in hosting volunteers, along with a potential volunteer’s skills and time availability, determines where a volunteer would serve.
What kind of criteria do volunteers have to meet to work with Plenty?
Volunteering is a two way street. We believe it should benefit our project partners first and foremost, and expand the volunteer’s experience and understanding. Volunteers have to be highly committed to service, flexible, and willing to cooperate and learn as part of a project team. Volunteers also have to pay their own expenses, including transportation to the project site and living expenses while in country. Costs will vary according to where the project is located. Specific skills may be needed depending upon the position – please check the current opportunities listed. The length of time commitment varies according to the position.
How do I apply to volunteer?
First, fill out the volunteer application form and send it back to us. We’ll contact you and let you know whether we have a position for you to consider. For volunteers interested in long term placement (more than three months), we will arrange a screening meeting between you and Plenty representatives, who will make any final decision about placement.
What will and won’t Plenty provide me as a volunteer?
If a volunteer opportunity is arranged, we’ll provide you with background information about the group and area where you’ll work, as well as travel, housing, and contact information. Plenty and/or our project partners will provide on-site orientation and in-country support. Unfortunately, Plenty cannot provide travel or living expenses, nor health, life or liability insurance for volunteers.
Thanks for your interest in volunteering with Plenty! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions.